Sav­ings are on the cards for shop­pers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

A DIS­COUNT card has been launched that can be used in in­de­pen­dent shops across the district.

More than 1,000 peo­ple signed up to the Mag­pie lo­cal scheme on De­cem­ber 12 in Ash­ford which of­fers shop­pers dis­counts or free gifts for shop­ping at cer­tain stores.

Ten­ter­den res­i­dents were in­tro­duced to the sav­ings card on Satur­day (De­cem­ber 19).

The card is al­ready run­ning in Folke­stone and other parts of Kent, in­clud­ing Can­ter­bury and Med­way.

Re­gional man­ager Sharon Bell said: “I imag­ined that shop­pers would be more in­ter­ested in get­ting their Christ­mas shop­ping done and get­ting out of the cold on a busy Satur­day but the re­sponse was amaz­ing.

“The feed­back from the vast ma­jor­ity who stopped to talk to us loved the idea say­ing it was ex­cel­lent.”

To get your free card and see what busi­nesses are par­tic­i­pat­ing visit www.mag­pie­lo­

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